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Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders - Bird Seed - Bird Feeders

Updated on March 16, 2011
Squirrel Proof Feeder
Squirrel Proof Feeder

Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders

Squirrels are fun to watch. But sometimes squirrels like to eat the food or bird seed that is put out for the birds. These hungry critters just don't seem to understand that bird feeders are in place to feed the birds not the squirrels.

Squirrels will find food they eat. They eat all sorts of natural nuts and acorns in the forest. But when times are tough for the squirrels and also when times aren't tough, these furry little hoarders will prey upon innocent bird feeders. Stealing all the bird seed or simply spilling it all over the ground.

How these squirrels get out on the limbs and get to the bird feeders that we try to hang just right so the squirrels won't get them is amazing to watch, but somehow they manage to climb down and grab all the bird seed anyway. Usually we don't catch them in the act until they have snatched and ran.

One way to help feed the squirrels and keep them away from bird feeders is give them a supply of corn on the cob sticks or other nuts for them to eat.

This may help detour the squirrels from eating all the bird food but chances are not for long. They love bird food so a squirrel proof bird feeder can help solve this problem.

Squirrels are smart and once they have figured out you have locked them out of the bird feeder they will try and try to break in and steal that food from the birds.

These friendly little critters think everything is free to eat and they must be taught that the food for the birds is bird food and if they want free treats they need to eat the squirrel food that is provided for them.

The best thing to do with a squirrel proof bird feeder is to try hanging where squirrels are unable to climb up onto it and can get access to the feeder. This will help keep the food in the feeder for the birds to enjoy and for you to watch as they fly in to get a good healthy meal.


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